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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Arc Length[1]

Title Word Count Character Count
Onikakushi-hen 102,372 482,226
Watanagashi-hen 123,940 602,839
Tatarigoroshi-hen 129,697 626,142
Himatsubushi-hen 60,858 329,988
Meakashi-hen 98,103 454,663
Tsumihoroboshi-hen 145,205 752,131
Minagoroshi-hen 163,404 857,330
Matsuribayashi-hen 217,651 1,159,212
Total 1,041,230 5,264,531
Saikoroshi-hen 42,219 194,718
Yoigoshi-hen 101,748 548,974
Someutsushi-hen 78,095 428,611
Miotsukushi-hen Ura 151,050 836,473
Tokihogushi-hen 70,600 395,044
Total 1,484,942 7,668,351

Umineko no Naku Koro ni

Arc Length[2]

Title Word Count Character Count
Legend of the Golden Witch 143,481 708,528
Turn of the Golden Witch 131,488 658,668
Banquet of the Golden Witch 151,131 744,775
Alliance of the Golden Witch 179,913 905,348
End of the Golden Witch 140,426 707,177
Dawn of the Golden Witch 139,025 699,030
Requiem of the Golden Witch 105,640 565,961
Twilight of the Golden Witch[3] 129,417 697,146
--Trick Ending 1,898 10,271
--Magic Ending 3,882 20,510
Total 1,126,301 5,717,414
Our Confession 11,702 55,480
Total 1,138,003 5,772,894

Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni

Chapter Length

# Title Word Count Character Count
1 Mesomeso-san 14,463 83,783
2 The Spirit Camera 17,581 102,678
3 The Princess' Lie 11,163 63,314
4 Shrine of the Guardian Deity 4,005 23,625
5 Hameln's Castanets 11,150 64,797
6 One Girl's Day 4,572 25,645
7 Utopia 20,914 125,007
8 The Lunar Festival 5,195 30,896
9 Reaper of the Thirteenth Step 14,746 81,715
10 Welcome to the Mirror World 5,804 33,663
11 The Boy's Portrait 16,646 93,747
12 My Best Friend 7,763 45,512
13 Thistle for Vengeance 18,714 111,418
14 Before the Spider Lilies Bloomed 12,262 70,567
Total 164,978 956,367

Trivia

  • The "Arc Length" sections help give a better understanding of the considerable length of the When They Cry franchise. For example, if you include the first 4 arcs of Umineko as a single book, the total word count comes to 606,013 words, successfully placing on the list of longest novels according to Wikipedia.
    • If you count both the core eight arcs of Higurashi and the core eight arcs of Umineko as a single story, the combined word count comes to 2,167,531.

Notes

  1. ^ Listed arc lengths do not include TIPS.
  2. ^ Listed word count does not include either ending.